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Kuwaiti lawmakers propose banning BJP members from country

Kuwaiti parliamentarians condemn persecution of Muslim community

A group of 22 Kuwaiti parliamentarians on Thursday have demanded the government to put a ban on the entry of any member related to India’s Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in Kuwait.

Mejbel Alshrika, head of the Center for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law shared the official signed request on his Twitter handle and said, “We can’t sit back and watch Muslim girls being publicly persecuted. Time for the Muslim Ummah to unite.”

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The demand came amidst the Indian Government’s repressive measures against Muslims. In the state of Karnataka in the city of Udupi, there had been a controversy over Muslim girls being denied entry into the schools and colleges while wearing a hijab or burka.

Earlier, a video went viral on social media in which a Muslim girl named Muskan was followed by a group of men wearing saffron scarfs shouting “Jai Shri Ram”. Since then, all of the Muslim community is condemning the Indian state for its silence on the issue.

The banning of the hijab in educational institutes had caused an intense reaction in Pakistan, with lawmakers and citizenry alike speaking against the incident and protests occurring in various cities.



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